GABIAN 18.3: The Fleet is Training off Toulon

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 21 September 2018, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc , the anti-aircraft frigate (FAA) Cassard , the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Aconit and Surcouf , and the command and supply building (BCR) Marne participated in Gabian operational training. This quarterly training takes place in the Mediterranean and allows the different units to maintain their know-how. This edition was marked by the realization of a large variety of shots, refueling maneuvers and anti-aircraft exercises. Synergies with naval aviation have been strong thanks to…

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Joan of Arc Mission 2018

Google Translation Part of Toulon on February 26, the 2018 Jeanne d’Arc mission crossed the Mediterranean zone and the Middle East Africa zone before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Officers School application naval officers (EAOM) perform until July 20 their first operational deployment long term on a group consisting of projection Building and command (BPC) Dixmude and the La Fayette type frigate (FLF) Surcouf . In addition to France’s commitment to the principle of freedom of navigation and its contribution to the security of maritime areas, which is regularly provided by…

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Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew’s warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently. Newcastle practiced gunnery serials, officer of the watch maneuvers, communication exercises and replenishment at sea approaches with the two French vessels over a four-day period. Commanding Officer of Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick, said exercises and engagements with foreign…

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Departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018

Google Translation On February 26, 2018, Vice-Admiral Béraud, Major General of the Navy, went to Toulon for the departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018. This mission will mobilize for 5 months an amphibious group composed of the building of projection and command (BPC) Dixmuide, the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Surcouf, an Alouette III and a British Royal Navy detachment with two Wildcat helicopters. During the departure ceremony of the group, he was accompanied by Rear-Admiral Vandier, Deputy Commander of the Maritime District of the Mediterranean, Rear-Admiral Velly, Chief of…

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines join major French deployment

Around 40 Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel and two Wildcat helicopters have joined the French naval task force, Jeanne D’Arc, for a five-month mission. The ship’s port calls will include Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Saigon and Singapore. British personnel will take part in amphibious exercises and Defence Engagement. This builds on the UK’s very successful participation in last year’s Jeanne D’Arc mission. The UK’s contribution to France’s annual Jeanne D’Arc naval deployment demonstrates a shared commitment from both countries to enhance their maritime cooperation in home waters and around the…

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Cooperation between the Surcouf and the Egyptian Navy

Google Translation   April 11, 2017 – During its transit to the Indian Ocean, the frigate Surcouf conducted a series of exercises with Egyptian naval vessels, deployed around the Nasser projection and command building (BPC) . The Surcouf and the Nasser , accompanied by a frigate and a patroller of the Egyptian navy, carried out tactical evolutions followed by aviation maneuvers. The 36F Panther helicopter aboard the French frigate made several series of ” Touch and Go ” before landing on board the Nasser . The aviation teams of the…

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The Force Gabian 17.1

Google Translation March 17, 2017 – Nearly 1,000 soldiers serving some 20 units of the French Navy and the Air Force took part, at sea and in the air, in the first “Gabian” exercise of the year 2017. Is held in the Mediterranean from 6 to 10 March 2017. The Cassard and Jean Bart anti-aircraft frigates , the La Fayette Aconit and Surcouf frigates , the Marne command and supply building, and the Lyre and Capricorne mine fighters carried out over 250 military and logistical exercises of all types, Of…

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